Walter Sackett

FatherGeorge File Sackett (1863-1927)
MotherArabella Leans (c 1864-1958)
Walter Sackett, a grocer, son of George File Sackett and Arabella Leans, was born in Cootamundra, New South Wales, AustraliaG, in 1889.1,2 He died in Young, New South WalesG, in 1961.3 He married in Newtown, New South WalesG, in 1922, Grace Myrtle Croxon, daughter of Charles Croxon and Alice ___.4 Grace died in Ryde, New South WalesG, in 1945.5
     Walter advertised in 1914 to buy a grocery business. His address was then 819 Cleveland Street, Redfern, New South WalesG.6
     Walter served in the First World War. He enlisted on 1 July 1916 in the 56th Battalion, Australian Imperial Force, and fought on the Western Front in France.2 He returned to Australia after the war, leaving England on the Orita on 23 June 1919.7

 Notes & Citations

  1. "Australia birth index, 1788-1922" (Ancestry transcript), "1889, Walter Sackett, s. George F Sackett & Arabella, Cootamundra, NSW, reg. 21976."
  2. Website National Archives of Australia, Australian Imperial Force, Enlistment Papers (, Australian Imperial Force. Attestation Paper of Persons Enlisted for Service Abroad.
    "1761, Sackett, Walter; unit: [B Coy 48th Batt deleted] 56th Battn, 2nd Reinfs; joined: [5th January 1916 deleted] 1st July 1916.
    Sackett, Walter, b. Cootamundra, NSW, natural born British subject, 26 years 4 months, grocer, single, next of kin (father) George F Sackett, Wallendbeen, NSW; civil convictions?: no; ever discharged from HM Forces?: no; any military service?: no; ever rejected as unfit for HM Service?: once, teeth deficient; signed: Walter Sackett, 5th January 1916."
  3. Information supplied by Sheila Phythian to Chris Sackett, June 2010.
  4. "Australia marriage index, 1788-1949" (Ancestry transcript), "1922, Walter Sackett & Grace M Croxon, Newtown, New South Wales, reg. 15974."
  5. Website Australia death index, 1787-1985 ( (, "1945, Grace Myrtle Sackett, d. New South Wales, dau. Charles Sackett {ITAL:]sic: Grace was dau. of Charles Croxon, not Charles Sackett] & Alice, reg. Ryde, NSW, 28293."
  6. The Sydney Herald, (Sydney, New South Wales, Australia), 24 February 1914, p. 3,
    Wanted, good sound Grocery and Mixed Business. Must be genuine. Full particulars, W. Sackett, 819 Cleveland Street, Redfern."
  7. The Sydney Herald, 6 August 1919, p. 8,
    The following are the troops who are returning to Australia by the steamer Orita, which left England on June 23— … Cpl Walter Sackett…."
Appears inSacketts in the Military
Sackett line9th great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet
ChartsDescendants of Jeremiah Sackett
Last Edited26 Jun 2020

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